$6k fine for man who offended just four days after conviction
AN AIRLIE Beach man appeared in Proserpine Magistrate’s Court on Monday charged with the same offence he was convicted of just four days earlier.
Jason William Hey was charged with five traffic-related offences, following an incident which occurred on July 18.
Police witnessed a motorcycle on Shute Harbour Road in Cannonvale attempting to evade officers.
The court heard the driver continuously looked behind him while police pursued the defendant.
The 27-year-old proceeded to ride through thick grass before ultimately giving himself up.
Checks revealed Hey was a disqualified driver, and that the vehicle was unregistered and uninsured. He was transported to the watch house. The court heard the defendant was dealt with on July 14 – four days earlier – for similar offences, however Hey, who admitted he had a drug problem, said he didn’t believe he was disqualified.
“Make sure you’re aware of the penalty before leaving the court room,” Magistrate Ron Muirhead said.
For driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle and using registration plates belonging to a different vehicle, Hey was fined a total of $300. For failing to stop, the same charge he was dealt with on July 14, Hey was fined $6000 and disqualified for a further two years.
Hey received a further two years disqualified period, totalling to six in conjunction with the last charge, and two years probation.